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My life with leopards : Graham Cooke's story

Author: Fransje van Riel
Publisher: Johannesburg : Penguin Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Human emotion and animal instinct meet poignantly when two six-week-old leopard cubs become the charge of 22-year-old game ranger Graham Cooke at Londolozi. Staying with the cubs in an unfenced bush camp surrounded by lions, hyenas and other leopards, he must first gain their trust before he begins to guide them towards release in the wild. It takes weeks of patience and gentleness for Graham to be accepted into the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Graham Cooke
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fransje van Riel
ISBN: 9780143530299 0143530291
OCLC Number: 816029586
Description: 230 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Misgivings and exhilaration --
2. Boycat and Poepface --
3. Early days --
4. Hyenas --
5. Discoveries and explorations --
6. Karin --
7. Winter --
8. Playing with leopards --
9. Out on a limb in the concrete jungle --
10. Spring --
11. Kenya --
12. Nick --
13. Last days at Londolozi --
14. Zambia --
15. The cubs arrive in Zambia --
16. Boycat --
17. Poepface --
18. Send the wind over my footprints --
Epilogue --
Acknowledgements.
Responsibility: Fransje van Riel.

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Human emotion and animal instinct meet poignantly when two six-week-old leopard cubs become the charge of 22-year-old game ranger Graham Cooke at Londolozi.  Read more...

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'Graham Cooke's strong bond with two leopards greatly touched me and following their journey to the end, I felt as though I knew these brave little leopards myself which evoked powerful emotions. Read more...

 
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